Our Secondary School Teachers

Our Secondary School teachers are enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated. They are wholly committed to the idea that education in today’s world must focus on critical thinking skills and overall development. In addition to a very rigorous approach towards academic studies, the school offers a holistic educational programme that fosters good values, social responsibility, international mindedness and creative problem-solving skills.

Principal, Secondary School

Dr. Colleen Boyett
Principal, Secondary School

Program Coordinators

Meenakshy Venkiteswaran
IGCSE Program Coordinator; Business & Management Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

Bachelor of Science in International Business and Management, Aston University, UK
Master of Science in Marketing & Strategy, Warwick Business School, UK
Master of Arts in International Education & Globalisation, University of Bath, UK

Teachers

Aishwarya Kulkarni
Drama Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Arts in Performing Arts (Drama)
PG Diploma in Child Psychology and School Management

Akshaya Sawant
Mathematics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Science (Computer Science and Math), Mumbai University
Master of Sc (Mathematics) , Alagappa University (Distance Education)
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Master of Education, Mumbai University

Alpana Bajpai

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

LLB, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Bachelor of Arts, Hindi Literature, Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Bachelor of Education, Raipur University, Chhattisgarh
Master of Arts, Hindi Literature, Pandit Ravi Shankar University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Alpa Parikh
English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Law, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations

Andrew Callaghan
English, Theory of Knowledge Teacher; Theory of Knowledge Department Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Arts, University College, Dublin
Higher Diploma in Education, University College, Dublin
Post Graduate Diploma in Anglo Irish Literature, Trinity College Dublin
CELTA and Train the Trainer Certs from British Council Singapore

Animesh Singh
Hindi Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Master of Arts, Kolhapur University, Maharashtra
Bachelor of Education, Mahatma Gandhi University

Anita Chakraborty
Visual Art & Design Teacher; Department Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2012

Bachelor of Science, Calcutta University
Bachelor of Education, Calcutta University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Rabindra Bharati University
Master of Fine arts, Rabindra Bharati University (Gold Medalist, 1st Class 1st)
Post graduate study in Fine Arts, Glasgow School of Arts, UK
UGC Research Fellowship
Passed UGC Lectureship Exam (NET)

Anjali Ramchandra Jadhav
Information Technology Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Science in IT, Mumbai University

Anjana Prasad
Biology, Environmental Systems & Society Teacher; CAS Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Science, Ranchi University
Bachelor of Education, Pune university
Master of Science (Zoology), Magadh University
Ph D, Magadh University

Anushree Mekal
Biology Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor in Homeopathic Medicine and Sciences from CMP HMC Juhu
Currently in the thesis for post graduation from Mhaske College, Ahmednagar

Brigitte Gnanou
French & Spanish Teacher; Language B Department Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

DEUG-Lettres et Civilisations Etrangères, Paris Sorbonne, France
LICENCE Langues Vivantes Etrangères, Paris Sorbonne, France
PGCE-Secondary French and Spanish, Strathclyde University, Scotland UK

Everisto Antonio Francisco Machado
Physical Education Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

 

Bachelor of Science, Bombay University
Bachelor of Physical Education, BPCA College

Fatema Electricwala
Mathematics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Commerce, HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai, India
Bachelor of Education, St. Xaviers Institute of Education, Mumbai, India
Master of Commerce, University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India (Currently pursuing)
Grades Initial to 5 of Speech and Drama from the Trinity college of London - The International Examinations Board in Speech and Drama

Frenie Jajoo
Special Educator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Commerce from Jai Hind College, Mumbai University
Early Childhood Teacher Education from Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education
Bachelor of Education from Bhartiya Shiksha Parishad
Foundation Course in Learning Disabilities from Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education

Geeta Rohira

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Commerce, HR College, Mumbai
Diploma in Learning Disabilities, Shiksha, Centre for Integral Education, Mumbai
Diploma in Advance Course in Learning Disability, Shikshaa, Centre for Integral Education, Mumbai

Gunjan Tiwari

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, SNDT University, Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, Chembur Sarvankash Shikshan Shastra Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai University
Master of Arts, Hindi, SNDT University, Mumbai

Heloise Saldanha
English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Master of English Literature, Mumbai University
Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism, KC College
Bachelor of English Literature, St. Xavier's College

Kousiki Sridharan
Mathematics Teacher; Mathematics Department Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Bachelor of Maths, Madurai University
Master of Maths, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras
Bachelor of Education, Annamalai University

Meenakshi Rai

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune University
Master of Library and Information Science, SHPT School of Library Science, SNDT Women's University

Dr Meghna P. Dixit
Chemistry Teacher; Natural Sciences Department Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2007

Master of Science in Organic Chemistry, Bhavnagar University
Ph.D in Medicinal Chemistry, Bhavnagar University

Miriam Salas
Spanish Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Degree in Latin and Greek Philology, University of Zaragoza (Spain)
Masters in Didactics of Spanish as a Foreign Language, University of La Rioja (Spain)
MAEC/AECID Lectureship Program for Spanish teachers, Mumbai University

Mohsin Gousmoidin Allabux
Physical Education Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

 

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Physical Education, Amravati University

Monish Panchal
Physical Education Teacher; Sports Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Commerce, Bombay University
Bachelor of Physical Education, Jalna University

Namrata Roy

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Calcutta University
Certificate Course in Unix, C, C++, Informatics Computer Systems (ICS), Kolkata
Certificate Course in Networking, Micropro Computer Services, Kolkata
Certificate Course in Blue-J (Java), Brainware Computer Academy, Kolkata
Intel Teach To The Future Certificate Course, Intel Education Programs, India

Navroz Billimoria
Mathematics & Theory of Knowledge Teacher; Approaches to Teaching & Learning Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Minor in Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Minor in Engineering Entrepreneurship, University of Pennsylvania
Master of Science in Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Neha Pandit

Joined B.D. Somani in 2011

Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Mumbai University, Sir J J School of Arts
Master of Fine Arts (Drawing and Painting), Mumbai University, Sir J J School of Arts
Foundation Diploma, Maharashtra Board
Post Graduation Diploma In Art Education, Mumbai University
Post Graduation Diploma in Museology and Conservation, Mumbai University

Nikita Lobo
Humanities, English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Wilson College, Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, St. Xavier’s Institute of Education, Mumbai
Masters in English Literature, University of Mumbai, Mumbai

Nipa R Patel
French Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, First class, University of Mumbai
Diplome Superieur in French (Literature)
DELF C1 in French, DUFLE in French

Pallavi Srivastava
Chemistry Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Bachelor of Science, Ajmer University
Master of Science, Allahabad University
Ph.D in Chemistry, Allahabad University

Pooja Asrani
Economics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education Bombay Teachers' Training College
Master of Arts in Education, Mumbai University
Master of Arts in Economics, Shivaji University

Pooja Jhaveri
Grades 6 & 7 Club Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

IB Diploma, B.D. Somani International School
Bachelor of Management, Mumbai University
Master of Commerce, Mumbai University

Poonam Datta
Mathematics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
PG Diploma in Investment and Market Studies, Mumbai University
Diploma in Computer Science, Datapro

Prajakta Salgarkar
Biology Teacher; Grade 6 Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Master of Science, Pune University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University

Premprakash Akshaybar Shukla
Mathematics Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Ruparel College Mumbai University
Bachelor of Science in Physics, Ruparel College Mumbai University
Master of Science in Mathematics, Madhurai Kaamraaj University
Bachelor of Eductaion, Mumbai University

Prerna Gupta
Biology Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

Rasik Andaria
Computer Science Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

PG Computer Science, National Computing Centre (UK)
Bachelor of Commerce, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India
Diploma in Computer Management, Datamatics Management
Government Commercial Diploma, Maharashtra Divisional Board

Reshma Israni
Business & Management Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2009

Master of Commmerce, University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Education, Bombay Teachers' Training College

Sanjana Berry
English, Social Sciences & Humanities Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University

Satyajit Salgarkar
Biology, ESS & Theory of Knowledge Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

Master of Zoology, Pune University
Bachelor of Education, Shivaji University
CIE Diploma for Teachers And Trainers

Shilpa Uparkar
Humanities, English Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University
Master of Arts, Mumbai University
Master of Philosophy, SNDT Women's University
Currently pursuing PhD, Mumbai University

Siddhesh Parab
Chemistry Teacher; Grade 7 Coordinator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2007

Master Of Science Mumbai University
Bachelor of Science, Mumbai University
Bachelor of Education, Mumbai University
LLB, Mumbai University

Tannishta Chhaterjee
Geography Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Science, University of Calcutta, Kolkata
Master of Science, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras
Master of Philosophy, IIPS, Mumbai

Umangi Jyotindra Sheth

Joined B.D. Somani in 2010

Bachelor of Commerce, Bombay University
Diploma in French DELF B1, Alliance Francaise De Bombay
Diploma in DFP B2, Alliance Francaise De Bombay
Diploma in French DELF B2 (ongoing), Alliance Francaise De Bombay

Vishwesh Shinde

Joined B.D. Somani in 2015

Bachelor of Arts, Geography, University of Mumbai
Master of Arts, Geography, University of Mumbai

Vivek Patil
Music Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2018

 

Bachelor of Arts, Mumbai University

Shalini Sharma
Senior IB History Teacher

Joined B.D. Somani in 2014

 

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) History, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University
Masters History, Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University
Bachelor of Education, Loreto College, Calcutta University

Staff

Smitha Balachandran
Librarian

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Bachelor of Arts (Political Science), Delhi University
Bachelor of Library and Information Science, SNDT University

Rishita Roy
Psychologist & Socio-emotional Counsellor

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

Tejal Makwana
Administrator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management - Welingker Institute, Mumbai University

Maheshwari Shekhar Garasangi
Administrator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2013

Bachelor of Commerce

Dipika Pardeshi
Administrative Lead

Joined B.D. Somani in 2008

Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resource Management

Priyanka Ashok Kadam
Administrator

Joined B.D. Somani in 2016

Bachelor of Commerce, R.A. Podar College, Mumbai University
Master of Business Administration in Finance from ITM
MS-CIT
Tally ERP 9

Sunny Pawar
Middle School Admin Assistant

Joined B.D. Somani in 2017